STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Starkville has a new police chief.
According to the Starkville Daily News, the Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously appointed current Starkville Police Administrative Commander Mark Ballard to lead the department.
Nichols’ last day will be on Dec. 31.
The newspaper reports Ballard has served in the Starkville Police Department since 1996.
His salary will be $85,000 and will officially begin his new position on Jan. 1, 2020.